With the support of the Creative Europe funds of the European Union, the European Media Art Network (EMARE) will expand its network from four to 11 countries, and transform into the European Media Art Platform (EMAP) by the end of this year. With this, the oldest media art residency program, the European Media Artists in Residence Exchange (EMARE), which will celebrate its 23rd anniversary in 2018, will be continued and become the biggest international residency platform for emerging media artists.
The members will include some of the leading media art institutions from across Europe:
• Werkleitz Centre for Media Art, Halle (Saale), Germany http://werkleitz.de (lead organisation)
• Onassis Cultural Centre, Athens, Greece http://www.sgt.gr
• Ars Electronica Center, Linz, Austria http://www.aec.at
• Bandits Mages, Bourges, France http://www.bandits-mages.com
• Foundation for Art & Creative Technology (FACT), Liverpool, United Kingdom http://www.fact.co.uk
• IMPAKT, Utrecht, Netherlands http://www.impakt.nl
• Kontejner, Zagreb, Croatia http://www.kontejner.org
• LaBoral Centro de Arte y Creación Indstrial, Guijón, Spain http://www.laboralcentrodearte.org
• M-Cult, Helsinki, Finland http://www.m-cult.org
• RIXC, Riga, Latvia http://www.rixc.org
• WRO Center for Media Art Foundation, Wroclaw, Poland http://www.wrocenter.pl
EMAP offers residencies tor new media artists in the fields of digital media, computer-based art, filmmaking, media based performance, sound, and video across its 11 members countries. Alongside this, participating artists are supervised and mentored by art market and film industry experts, as well as becoming part of an extended touring programme through the different members’ festivals.
The first EMAP/ EMARE call for artist submissions will be published by mid October 2017. The founding of EMAP will be pre-announced at the Ars Electronica’s Creative Europe Brunch in Linz on Saturday 10th of September , and officially launched in February at transmediale 2018 in Berlin.